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Character

My suggestion is that any time an election gets you down, look up some Harry Truman quotes. I bet they will cheer you. Or encourage you. Or restore your faith in the presidenc... read more...


More! More! More!

You don’t have to ask why you hear remarks like “Same old, same old.” And “There’s nuthin’ new under the sun.” And – as Harry Truman said – “There is nothing new in the world ... read more...


Moving out

Mayor Bloomberg voiced a warning recently. He cautioned New Yorkers about forever raising taxes on the rich. Whether you like it or not, he said, the rich are mobile. And whe... read more...


We The People

This election campaign brings to mind a haberdasher. A guy going broke selling men’s clothing. It brings to mind aristocrats. And army generals, an engineer and farmers. And d... read more...


The 3,000

Here is a question worth asking at one of these big presidential debates: What the hell are 3000 journalists doing here? Yes, 3000 journalists trooped out to Colorado for the... read more...


Image. Image. Image.

Do the presidential candidates win and lose votes in the big TV debates? Does the Pope wear a ball gown? Sure! And the three of them do what they do for the same three reasons... read more...


Some strange people

This week let me introduce – if you have not met them – some strange people. You see, I am living a few weeks in a tiny village in France. All around me are peculiar folks. F... read more...


Get off my back

Do you get tired of politicians talking about how many jobs they have created? Or how few jobs their opponents have created? The President claims his administration has create... read more...


We want more

As I watched the convention this week a sobering thought slapped me in the face: If John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address was screened for them, the delegates would probably pr... read more...


No interruptions

Wow! Watching an event on TV without commercials. And without gatekeepers. Yes, I watched the Republican convention on the internet. No interruptions. No commentators telling... read more...


About entrepreneurs

Everybody is piling on the President’s remarks about entrepreneurs. You know, his “You didn’t build that.” remark. I think the Republicans are using that as a theme for one of... read more...


Good is bad today

Did you read the other day that the Aussies are going to ban logos on cigarettes? And no longer will packs of cigarettes there carry any colors. (In Aussieland, that is colou... read more...


Did you read about it?

About this election. This guy you plan to vote for. Have you read any books about him? Completely through? Have you read any books written by guys who don’t like him? Have you... read more...


We have a malaise

Let us not kid ourselves. If our economy was a patient the doctors would be worried. Here are a few notes the docs would make: The economy is growing at half the pace most ec... read more...


On a journey

The President took us on a journey this week. He took us back to our founding. To the arguments made by our founding fathers when they revolted against England. He did so whe... read more...



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